Budding Talibans of Maldives

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  1. Virendra

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    35 Invaluable Hindu and Buddhist Statues Destroyed in Maldives by Extremist Islamic Group | The Chakra News

    Maldives -Similar to the Afghan Islamic Taliban’s destruction of the priceless Buddhist and other historic artifacts in 2001, an Islamic Extremist group has vandalized and destroyed precious Buddhist and Hindu statues in the Maldives which can never be made the same again to preserve the history.

    The scene took place at the Maldives’ National Museum where the destruction occurred. A group of five men who were a part of an Islamic Extremist group targeted artifacts dating from the Pre-Islamic era in Maldives. Of those destroyed, many Buddhist and Hindu relics were smashed and broken to pieces making them merely unrecognizable.

    Pieces destroyed, specifically included the “Bohomala sculptures, Hanuman statues, and the a sculpture of the Hindu water god, Makara. The two five faced statues from Male were also brutally damaged. This five-faced male was the only remaining archaeological evidence of a Buddhist era in Maldives and it too was destroyed, completely destroying any true history of the country. In addition an 11th century coral stone of the Lord Buddha was also wiped out.

    The museum staff were emotionally distraught and upset that any evidence of a Buddhist existence in Maldives was completely destroyed and torn down heartlessly. They stated that all their 12th century statues were lost which were made of coral and limestone. There is no way to restore them because they were very brittle and this makes it very difficult to remake, one of the staff members said.

    The Adhaalath Party, a Maldives Islamic group, who supports the newly elected President Mohamed Waheed, stated that the constitution does not allow idols anywhere in Maldives. Maldives also does not permit non-muslims to become permanent citizens of the small island nation.
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    this is a bad news, can we do any thing to stop this, when they are in root level!!!
    RAW!!!
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Maldives should have the same status as Bhutan.
     
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    Maldives is lost to Islamic fanatics. This has direct implications for India. Why did GOI let this happen?
    We may have decided against interfing in who controls the place and how, but atleast the inanimate objects that reflect a rich cultural heritage should be protected.
    They're not just our symbols. They represent decent human civilization on this planet. Why trash them?
     
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    Encouraged by an impotent Govt of India advised by impotent IFS officers.

    Mickey Manmohan should demand an explanation and some naval activity should show who rules the waves!
     
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    Bhutan is an independent country and not a protectorate.

    India renegotiated the 1949 treaty with Bhutan and signed a new treaty of friendship in 2007. The new treaty replaced the provision requiring Bhutan to take India's guidance on foreign policy with broader sovereignty and not require Bhutan to obtain India's permission over arms imports.

    Mickey Manmohan was the PM.

    He now wants to give away Siachen and Arunachal!

    Or so his chamchas to include JJ Singh, Gurmeet Kanwal and good old Sportsman ex Minister Gill maharaj are advocating for the 'Silent One'!
     
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    When will this government wake up? I'm starting to think they don't want to wake up. Head in the sand approach :facepalm:
     

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